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ceara1795
ceara1795
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May 11, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Hi,

I am travelling to Switzerland on the 3rd of June and will be staying there until 27th of August. I will be flying into Zurich and will working at the Paul Scherrer Institute and hopefully staying there or near PSI Villigen. I will also be going on many activities and trips with the organisation IAESTE.

I am a student and under the age of 26. I know there are many travel passes and I am confused as to what the right one for me will be. So my question is which travel pass will suit me best? And how can I purchase them.

Many Thanks

Ceara Barnes

Annika
Annika
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May 11, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Welcome Ceara,

Good to hear you wil be able to combine work and sightseeing. Can you provide a bit more information on how many days you'll be doing day trips, and where to?

All our rail pass pages have a Price tab listing the best places to buy.

Last modified on May 11, 2016 - 5:57 PM by Annika
ceara1795
ceara1795
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May 11, 2016 - 6:12 PM in reply to Annika

Hi,

thank you for replying so quickly, it will mainly be evenings and weekends maybe 2-3 times a week! Some weekend trips will be for a whole weekend.

I know of the types of cards like the half off rail card and the gleiss 7 but I am still unsure.

Thanks

Ceara

Arno
Arno
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May 12, 2016 - 5:30 AM in reply to ceara1795

Hi Ceara,

Gleis 7 is a card for Swiss youth allowing traveling after 7 PM only. I don't know much about that option but I don't think it suits your plan. A Swiss Half Fare Card is your best option I would say. It offers 50% off nearly all trips in Switzerland. Another option is the Swiss Travel Pass Flex, if you intend to make a few longer trips. You will get a 15% discount on it as you qualify as youth. Please find further details here:

Last modified on May 12, 2016 - 5:31 AM by Arno
Kentuckey1
Kentuckey1
25 posts
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May 12, 2016 - 1:37 PM

Hi, which website should I buy my eurail pass? Do they allow printing of tickets from home? Do they allow reservation for the trains and is there a fee for train reservation? Tks so much

Arno
Arno
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May 12, 2016 - 1:55 PM in reply to Kentuckey1

Hi Kentuckey1,

All options are listed here on the Eurail Select Pass page. Please post further questions in a new thread. The current thread is about Ceara's questions and not related to this.

Kentuckey1
Kentuckey1
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May 12, 2016 - 2:17 PM

Hi, tks so much. sorry for the inconvenience.

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